"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
— Chris McCandless
Today is the second day of oral arguments before the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-care-reform law. Over at Daily Comment, Jeffrey Toobin writes about how all this might end:
Where do the justices stand now? The four Democratic appointees—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan—seem like sure votes to uphold the law. Clarence Thomas is a sure vote to invalidate the law. Anthony Kennedy is the Democrats’ best bet to join with them, although Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, and Samuel Alito do not seem out of the question as possibilities.